Nikon 1 Series (V1/ V2/ J1 etc) owners thread....

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Got back from holiday yesterday and discovered one thing about my V2 - the casing isn't the best. Dropped it from about a foot high on to concrete and it broke, busting the corner and snapping the casing :(

Still works fine though but bloody annoying!
Glue and tape it all up roughly and go for the well used camera look.

I hope it carries on giving good service despite the battle scars.

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well" got a nikon j5 secondhand , seems lik a nice camera, don't seem to much of problem without viewfinder, works ok with 300mm afs and converter, wont work with sigma 150-600 or nikon 500mm afs plus sigma 180mm macro.
I thought it would have worked with the 500mm nikon, being similar to the 300mm afs?
The following NIKKOR lenses cannot be used with Nikon 1 J5
  • AF-S NIKKOR 500mm f/4E FL ED VR
  • AF-S NIKKOR 600mm f/4E FL ED VR
  • AF-S NIKKOR 200-400mm f/4G ED VR II
  • AF-S NIKKOR 200-500mm f/5.6E ED VR
  • AF-S NIKKOR 200mm f/2G ED VR II
  • AF-S NIKKOR 300mm f/2.8G ED VR II
  • AF-S NIKKOR 400mm f/2.8E FL ED VR
  • AF-S NIKKOR 400mm f/2.8G ED VR
  • AF-S NIKKOR 500mm f/4G ED VR
  • AF-S NIKKOR 600mm f/4G ED VR
  • AF-S NIKKOR 800mm f/5.6E FL ED VR
  • AF-S VR Zoom-Nikkor 200-400mm f/4G IF-ED
  • AF-S VR Nikkor 200mm f/2G IF-ED
  • AF Nikkor 300mm f/2.8 IF-ED
  • AF-I Nikkor 300mm f/2.8D IF-ED
  • AF-S Nikkor 300mm f/2.8D IF-ED
  • AF-S Nikkor 300mm f/2.8D IF-ED II
  • AF-S VR Nikkor 300mm f/2.8G IF-ED
  • AF-I Nikkor 400mm f/2.8D IF-ED
  • AF-S Nikkor 400mm f/2.8D IF-ED
  • AF-S Nikkor 400mm f/2.8D IF-ED II
  • AF-I Nikkor 500mm f/4D IF-ED
  • AF-S Nikkor 500mm f/4D IF-ED
  • AF-S Nikkor 500mm f/4D IF-ED II
  • AF-I Nikkor 600mm f/4D IF-ED
  • AF-S Nikkor 600mm f/4D IF-ED
  • AF-S Nikkor 600mm f/4D IF-ED II
  • Nikkor 500mm f/4 P IF-ED
  • Zoom-Nikkor 1200-1700mm f/5.6-8 P IF-ED

I've just managed tp pick up a V2 but discounted the J5 due to compatibility issues, particularly with the 500 f4.
 
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I've just managed tp pick up a V2 but discounted the J5 due to compatibility issues, particularly with the 500 f4.
Ah well, bang goes my theory then! Angle of view? Down-rated AF points.....? Must be some generic reason
 
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As list above it won't work with some f2.8 lenses :(
It's meant to be the weight of the lens that is the restriction, The V series have a maximum lens weight advisory (which is less than the weight of the Nikon 1 cx 70-300 !!). The assumption is that with the maybe less robust build of the J5, Nikon decided not to risk people putting heavy lenses on it, by disabling their use.

I can't remember now (it was extensively discussed in various places when the J5 came out) whether Nikon ever actually said this somewhere, or whether its a Nikon 1 urban myth.
 
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I took my Tamron 70-200 2.8 on holiday with me, for some light birding, to use with my V2.

I tried it out before I went and didn't get any error messages at all when mounted on the camera/FT1 adapter.

However, when I got there, the AF was terrible! It wouldn't lock on to anything. Well, maybe once out of about 20 times and I had to adjust the bit extra by focusing manually.

My Nikon 300mm 2.8 locks on instantly, so just a heads up to people looking to pair theirs with Tamron lenses. Check first (y)
 
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The Nikon V2 arrived this morning, a used model with just over 2000 clicks.
It is laid out a lot better than the V1 (IMO) but looking into the battery chamber it seems to look a bit 'tinny', though I suspect it is solid enough.
Will be testing it out properly later in the week but any hints/tips for best results in use will be most welcome. :)
 
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The Nikon V2 arrived this morning, a used model with just over 2000 clicks.
It is laid out a lot better than the V1 (IMO) but looking into the battery chamber it seems to look a bit 'tinny', though I suspect it is solid enough.
Will be testing it out properly later in the week but any hints/tips for best results in use will be most welcome. :)
Hope it works well for you. if you decide to go with it expro battery's work well :D
 
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Thanks Mike, I see they are only a bit over £6 a piece as well ... do you have the CX 70-300?
No, i sort of wanted it because its a good performer but decided it was too short to spend that much money on.
 
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Equivalent to 810mm on the 1 series though.
I used the 70-300 afs a few times but where i go for small birds i just cant get close enough for that, when i could manage the 150-600 i used my Sigma C on it, hoping to use my 100-400 later in the year possibly with the 1.4.
 
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The Nikon V2 arrived this morning, a used model with just over 2000 clicks.
It is laid out a lot better than the V1 (IMO) but looking into the battery chamber it seems to look a bit 'tinny', though I suspect it is solid enough.
Will be testing it out properly later in the week but any hints/tips for best results in use will be most welcome. :)
I find the auto settings quite reliable ( ISO & WB) I set auto iso 100-6500, spot focus.
and prefer the nikon 300mm f4 to all the other lenses, with or without the converter.
 
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Glad you like it gramps, do you find it better to hold/grip than the V1 as well ? :)
Only having used it with the 300 PF or 500 f4 I didn't really find any difference because my handling is of the lens rather than the camera, though the layout of the camera is much better. However I just picked up a nice Nikon 1 30-110 (delivered yesterday from Camera Jungle ... they had 3 marked 'Excellent' at £110 and 1 marked 'Mint' at £78 so I went for the 'Mint'!) and it's definitely better with that so I might look out for a 70-300 CX

Hi Roger,

Are these taken with the 300mm PF?
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Yes all with the 300 PF ... gloomy morning but occasional peep from the sun, as the Lapwing shot shows. :)
 
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Only having used it with the 300 PF or 500 f4 I didn't really find any difference because my handling is of the lens rather than the camera, though the layout of the camera is much better. However I just picked up a nice Nikon 1 30-110 (delivered yesterday from Camera Jungle ... they had 3 marked 'Excellent' at £110 and 1 marked 'Mint' at £78 so I went for the 'Mint'!) and it's definitely better with that so I might look out for a 70-300 CX



Yes all with the 300 PF ... gloomy morning but occasional peep from the sun, as the Lapwing shot shows. :)
Nice, the 30-110 should be a very nice lens, if you can manage all that weight :D
 
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Only having used it with the 300 PF or 500 f4 I didn't really find any difference because my handling is of the lens rather than the camera, though the layout of the camera is much better. However I just picked up a nice Nikon 1 30-110 (delivered yesterday from Camera Jungle ... they had 3 marked 'Excellent' at £110 and 1 marked 'Mint' at £78 so I went for the 'Mint'!) and it's definitely better with that so I might look out for a 70-300 CX



Yes all with the 300 PF ... gloomy morning but occasional peep from the sun, as the Lapwing shot shows. :)
There is a 70-300CX on Ebay now from France £565 delivered that's cheaper than I got mine ;)
 
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Checked my V2 against with the 200-500 - very disappointed. Huge back focus issue :(



 
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That's annoying, no adjustment options either. :(
Tell me about it. Do I send it your calibration or use MF? At least the rest of my kit I can MA (which I had done as always) but still annoying.
 
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I thought the V2 used on sensor focus points, if so there should be no back or front focus issues, i think :confused:
 
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I thought the V2 used on sensor focus points, if so there should be no back or front focus issues, i think :confused:
You would think so but all the images that I took with the V2 show strong evidence of back-focussing.
 
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Resurrecting this thread with a photo taken last week with my Nikon 1 V2, FT-1 adapter and Nikon 300 f4 PF.
I couldn't take my 200-500 with me so this was an alternative lightweight option and for static subjects it worked very well (BIF was very me-dependant!) :)


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